Monthly Archives: April 2014

Gone With The Windex

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By Amy Alkon I’m a woman sharing a house with several roommates. We’re all in our mid-20s. This one male roommate and I sometimes cook meals together, and we share a bathroom (since we’re both cleaner than the other roommates) and deep-clean the kitchen together. I’ve always been attracted to him, but he spends three…

Bringing the Classroom Outdoors

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Staff Report SUMMER PROGRAMS: This summer, ONSC will be offering a whole new lineup of classes in the arts, bugs, river adventures, nature writing, young naturalists, and separate science camps for boys and girls. The classes offered include Natural Camp I and II, Ozark River Odyssey, Young Writers Camp, Environmental Education and the Arts Camp,…

Western Drought and Sustainable Food Systems

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By Gary Huxel The drought in California is stretching into Texas leaving much of the country’s prime agricultural areas in dire need of water and declining production of vegetables and fruit. This drought and the drought over the past decade have shown us that our food production system cannot be sustainable as our climate changes….

The Buzz About Bees

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Making Ripples

By Amanda Bancroft According to the UC Berkeley Backyard Bee Lab, we all should want bees in our backyards! But why, if bees can potentially sting us? “Without bees, there would be no chocolate, strawberries, or almonds!” At least 100 crops are pollinated by bees, and California almonds are pollinated 100 percent by bees. Researchers…